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Clever DIY Citroen Berlingo Camper conversion kits

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Read on to find the best collection of DIY camping conversion kits (plans) suitable for a Berlingo and other similar cars. Although it’s not the most comfortable car to drive, it makes up for it with its suitability for camping conversions – a Berlingo Camper might be just what you are looking for – especially if you plan a DIY conversion. It’s a cheaper and lower quality build, but that also means you don’t mind going a bit more DIY crazy as you would with a more expensive car. And its boot is pretty tall and long (especially if you opt for the long version).

No wonder many people seem to choose the Citroen Berlingo for their DIY camping conversion. This post contains my favourite videos of how other car camping enthusiasts converted their Berlingos into campers + a collection of the best camping conversion manuals I’ve gathered over the years.

I’ve picked DIY conversions in various price ranges, sorted from the cheapest – showing you that you can do a lot with this car no matter what your budget is.

Over time, I have collected other DIY conversions that you can easily apply to your Berlingo too:

DIY Berlingo Camper conversion kits

These are not always for a Berlingo specifically, but will easily fit any Berlingo with small adjustments.

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This Renault Kangoo + Skoda Yeti DIY car camping conversion comes with detailed drawings and diagrams that you can easily adjust to fit your Berlingo: (Kangoo is very similar to a Berlingo)

+ as a bonus, you’ll find a manual on how to create mozzie nets out of an old tent or thermal window screens

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Skoda Roomster DIY car camping conversion – very minimal, therefore easy to adjust for a Berlingo:
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This one’s for a Caddy, but it’s pretty simple and can also be easily adjusted to a Berlingo:
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And another Caddy DIY Camping box – this one is more complex, but comes with great diagrams and detailed measurements:

Prefer a ready-made Berlingo camping conversion kit?

Check out these manufacturers and their Berlingo camping kits – “boot jumps”

United Kingdom:

  • Camperize.co.uk £449 – a simpler wooden camping conversion kit with cushions and a table that also serves as the bed. Lightweight and easily customizable further by adding storage boxes or drawers yourself. This is a good starter kit that you can build on further, without investing too much upfront.
  • Simplecampervans.co.uk£459 – £659 – a removable, folding Citroen Berlingo camper van conversion module. Their camper van conversion modules are supplied fully assembled, with no vehicle modifications or fixings required and a tool-free installation. Very similar to Camperize, also a good starter kit, the higher price includes cushions (which you get in the lower price at Camperize. There might be a difference in the cushion quality or materials though). UK Delivery from £45, EU delivery £170.
  • Redcoteleisure.co.uk and more Berlingo specific info here£1600 upwards. Redcoteleisure offer 20 years of experience with sleeping in everyday cars and camping conversion kits. You can install it yourself or have it installed in their garage. There are several models to choose from with different options for the stove or materials available too. Each model caters to different needs or numbers of people.
  • Amdro.co.uk£1945 (solo) or £2495 (double) – a complete kit with lots of drawers, a sink, stove, higher-quality finish, foldable table, a pop-up table, and the option to extend it over the front passenger seat.
  • ChapelMotorhomes.co.uk£700 – 2800 – various camping conversion kits or parts you can buy separately, higher quality build and finish. At these prices, they could re-invest some of the profits into the website – it is very dated.

Germany:

  • Wo-bu.de – 1480 EUR + 380 EUR for the cushions – very nicely made wooden camping box with big drawers that slide out to the back but also to the side of the car. Good storage and table solutions. For fans of clean wood and honest carpentry. No delivery, pickup only.
  • Freeheit.de – a simpler Berlingo camping box from 459 EUR to 1929 EUR (advanced kitchen module) with lots of storage.
  • Camperkit.de – 2490 EUR – a full package with lots of storage, a built-in kitchen, foldable tables and a nice wooden finish.

The number of camping box manufacturers in Europe has increased since 2020.
See our list of 30+ UK & EU camping box manufacturers

Alasdair’s DIY Challenge after seeing how expensive camping boxes are – 100 GBP (118 EUR)*

Lewis’ (his dog and Rosie’s) Berlingo camper conversion kit just below 1700 GBP (2000 EUR) – a very cosy conversion 🙂

*he doesn’t mention the price in the video, but he does mention 100 GBP in one of the comments below

Clockoff.co.uk’s Berlingo camping makeover

They don’t mention the price, but from the look of things, this was probably more than 1700 GBP or close to that.

AdVANture’s Berlingo full monty – if you want to have it all

Citroen Berlingo camping PROs and CONs

PROs
  • good size – especially the long / XL version (182-217cm, depending on model), but even the standard version is pretty tall (100-120cm, depending on model), easy to sit in even when converted to a camping car at the back
  • easy to maintain, no expensive or hard to get parts
  • cheap to run – about 6.3l/100km (37MPG)
  • very good price on models up to 10 years old
  • sliding middle doors
  • front passengers’ backrest (and middle rear seat) folds down to create a table!
  • because it’s a cheaper build, you don’t mind doing more DIY things to it…
  • newer models (from 2020):
  • have good front overhead storage
  • rear seats fold down completely (but don’t have the table I mentioned above) – no need to remove them
  • some models have awesome roof windows
CONs
  • cheaper build, low drive & interior comfort
  • noisy to drive
  • cheaper materials & insulation (thinner walls)
  • might need more maintenance and upkeep

A seat that backs up as a table!!

What adds to the usability of the Berlingo is the fact that the middle back seat and the passenger’s front seat backrest can be folded down and turned into a table – very useful and not available in many other cars:

Post author:

Lukas

Founder of NimbleCamper.com, avid traveler and outdoor enthusiast. Car camping and microcamping allows me to keep traveling and exploring with a much greater level of freedom & privacy – to go anywhere and sleep anywhere. I didn’t have 30K to buy a VW Multivan, so found my way to the world of everyday car camping conversions. Here I share my experiences and what I learn.

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